Centurions have eyes on the prize

Leigh went down to Bradford on Saturday. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

Leigh went down to Bradford on Saturday. Photo: Paul McCarthy Photography

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LEIGH are desperate to finish their season on a high by winning at Widnes and so securing a major financial boost.

The higher up the Centurions finish in the Middle 8 table, the more they receive in prize money which could have major implications when it comes to strengthening the squad for 2016.

Although Leigh’s hopes of promotion to Super League were ended by Bradford on Saturday, coach Paul Rowley says there is much to play for against Widnes.

“It is important to remember that we had our target of two years to get into Super League,” said Rowley.

“Our aim this year was to get into the middle eight and secure funding which we did. There is a big bonus for us if we can finish sixth.”

Leigh and Widnes have enjoyed some tough battles in recent years and Rowley hopes Sunday’s game will be just as exciting.

“We have a healthy rivalry with Widnes,” said Rowley. “Both sets of supporters will be looking forward to the game and there should be a healthy crowd.”